Future engineering work

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See details of routes affected by planned engineering works, including when they take effect, maps of the affected area, alternative timetables, advice for alternative travel and real-time updates.

Amended late night service between Hayes & Harlington and Reading from Monday 26 to Friday 30 November

Start date
26/11/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected

Between London Paddington and Didcot Parkway / Oxford / Reading / Bedwyn

TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Hayes & Harlington and Reading, closing 2 out of 4 lines.

Monday 26 - Thursday 29 November

The following services have been retimed:

  • 21:57 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway will depart 22:07
  • 22:18 and 23:20 London Paddington to Oxford will depart 22:20 and 23:17, respectively
  • 22:21 London Paddington to Bedwyn will depart 22:27
  • 23:14 London Paddington to Reading will depart 23:15

The following trains will NOT call at Burnham and Taplow:

  • 21:42, 22:27, 23:14 and 23:51 London Paddington to Reading
  • 21:57 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway
  • 22:01, 22:15, 22:48, 23:14 Reading to London Paddington

Burnham and Taplow customers can travel via Slough and connecting buses.

Tuesday 27 - Friday 30 November

The following late night / early morning alterations are in place:

  • 00:19 Henley-on-Thames to Reading will terminate at Twyford for a rail connection to Reading
  • 00:14 Reading to London Paddington will NOT call at Taplow or Burnham
  • 00:34 London Paddington to Reading will NOT call at Burnham or Taplow
  • 05:02 Reading to London Paddington will NOT call at Taplow and Burnham


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Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.